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Gutteridge Desperate Acts CoverBy Don Gutteridge


In November 1839, the final debate on the future of Upper Canada (later Ontario) and Lower Canada (later Quebec) is taking place in the Assembly. Marc Edwards is writing pamphlets for Robert Baldwin and supporters of Lord Durham’s recommendations for the way they are to be governed. When a sleazy blackmailer preys on elite members of the Shakespeare Club, it skews the delicate negotiations calling for responsible government independence from the British and the union of the two provinces. Marc’s former deputy, Cobb, goes underground posing as a budding actor. Marc, now a barrister, must save a dear friend from the gallows.


Reviews for the Marc Edwards Mystery Series

“As always, Gutteridge brings a piece of Canada’s fascinating past to bold life.”

-Jenni Morton, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

“Gutteridge knows his history and how to build and pace a mystery novel. A terrific historical series”

-Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail  

“Gutteridge continues to illuminate history and humans in smart, gripping fashion.”

-Joan Barfoot, The London Free Press

“Don Gutteridge does Canadian mystery fans a great favour with his Marc Edwards mysteries.”

-Sarah Weinman, The National Post

Purchase Desperate Acts:

Amazon Canada

Amazon USA


Barnes & Noble Nook



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